Do not deprive yourself the enjoyment of driving your Mustang in order to receive a trophy. The pleasure you derive from using a restored Mustang as a means of transportation will long outlive any award you may earn. I have driven our Mustangs all over the United States for more than 38 years, attending many MCA shows as well as dozens of other major events and have never felt discriminated against because I had used the Mustang as a car rather than an idol. Some of the folks on this board can vouch for the fact that my car is clean when presented for judging and was shown in the concours class with excellent results long before anyone ever considered a concours driven category. You can indeed earn an award if you are willing to work hard and choose your route to a show with some thought as to the weather and road conditions. It is maybe more difficult but very, very rewarding. And, here is the kicker as far as I am concerned - How can you know you have done an excellent job restoring your car unless you drive it several thousand trouble free miles to prove your work. Making an old car drive and ride and have the dependability of a new car is a challenge in itself, a far greater challenge than the cleaning routine. Just one old guys opinion and I hope that some of you will get the enjoyment from your Mustang that I have.
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